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As the nation’s leading organization for the field of adult education, COABE has stepped up our ongoing efforts to provide leadership, professional development, advocacy, and communication to the field. Our achievements are reflective of the field coming together at the local, state, and national levels to support the educators and administrators working with the adult...
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Brandy has overcome multiple hardships, including homelessness and parental substance abuse, to pursue higher education, break the generational cycle of drugs and poverty, and create a better life for herself and her family. Dropping out of school in 10th grade Brandy was without family, life skills, support, an education, and felt hopeless. She became a...
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Top Row (left to right): Governor Noem, SD; Governor Wolf, PA; Governor Whitmer, MI; Governor Baker, MA; Governor Reynolds, IA Bottom Row (left to right): Governor Ivey (AL); Governor Beshear (KY); Governor Ducey, AZ; Governor Scott, VT The list of governors from both sides of the aisle that are supporting adult education through funding and...
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Employers and labor organizations in the United States use apprenticeships to provide workers with technical education and paid on-the-job training leading to wage increases and higher-skilled jobs. When English learners participate in apprenticeships, employers benefit from an expanded pipeline of qualified employees and a more diverse workforce. In addition, immigrant workers gain the qualifications and experience...
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As the end of the fiscal year approaches, why not put unspent funds to use for you and your program? COABE offers outstanding professional development as well as research to practice opportunities for the field!
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The return on investment into adult education is undeniable. The adult ed graduate can typically earn close to $10,000 more per year once they get their diploma![i] The economy is impacted as well. For every 400,000 adults who earn a high school diploma, we gain 2.5 billion back in tax revenue and reduced expenses.[ii] That’s...
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By Dr. Iris Z. Feinberg “The darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on a silent killer for which vital signs and oxygen saturation measures do not help. It’s called health literacy – the gap between how health messages are communicated and what patients and health consumers can understand to make good health...
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We are looking for a competent Ambassador Training Coordinator to undertake a variety of administrative and program coordination tasks to support COABE’s award winning Ambassador Initiative.  You will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties related to Ambassadors and Student Engagement. This position will require remote...
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Michelle Bonora, Principal of the New Haven Adult Education Center, has organized and orchestrated two “No Excuses” events over the past two Septembers in New Haven, CT. The September, 2019 event included over 1,000 adult learners and educators participating in a two-mile march. The event received state television and press coverage and was a great...
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